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Dr. Kimura is a native of Chicago, IL. After completing subspecialty fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery in 1989 at the University of Iowa, he accepted an offer to join the faculty. Dr. Kimura obtained additional training in retinal vascular diseases, followed by electrophysiology fellowship training. He directed the Ocular Electrophysiology Laboratory, studying inherited retinal diseases, and was the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Director as a tenured professor at the University of Iowa.
After 10 years in academia, Dr. Kimura’s career turned to private practice in Denver, and he has been in private practice the last 10 years. Continuing his research pursuits, he is a co-investigator in the dozen active studies conducted through the practice and continues to contribute to scientific literature, having published 65 papers and eight book chapters. As Medical Chair in Denver for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Dr. Kimura continues to work with industry, private institutions and his community to keep the practice vibrant and at the forefront. One of a handful of American Board of Ophthalmology oral board examiners in the Western states, Dr. Kimura stays current by attending meetings throughout the year and teaching at the University of Colorado with a clinical appointment.
Dr. Kimura is single and continues to travel internationally, enjoying both expeditions in remote areas and discovering the culture of Europe’s cities. He enjoys the variety of outdoor activities that living in Colorado’s mountains affords.